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  • Covenant offering mobile mammography sessions

    Covenant offering mobile mammography sessions

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:06:01 GMT
    Covenant Mobile Mammography (Source: Covenant)Covenant Mobile Mammography (Source: Covenant)

    Mammograms don't prevent cancer, but they can save lives by finding it early. Covenant Health System is making the process a little easier by moving mammography from the clinic to the community.

    Mammograms don't prevent cancer, but they can save lives by finding it early. Covenant Health System is making the process a little easier by moving mammography from the clinic to the community.

  • Social Wellness - A Prescription for Seniors

    Social Wellness - A Prescription for Seniors

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:51:09 GMT
    Dr. John Culberson (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. John Culberson (Source: KCBD Video)

    A study at Brigham Young University found that people who stay connected with strong social relationships live 50 percent longer.

    A study at Brigham Young University found that people who stay connected with strong social relationships live 50 percent longer.

  • What not to say to a grieving mother

    What not to say to a grieving mother

    Lucille Neely is a certified grief counselor at Covenant Health System (Source: KCBD Video)Lucille Neely is a certified grief counselor at Covenant Health System (Source: KCBD Video)

    Whether it is a miscarriage or a stillbirth, the grief that comes from the loss can be overwhelming.

    Whether it is a miscarriage or a stillbirth, the grief that comes from the loss can be overwhelming.

  • Avoid summer burns when temperatures rise

    Avoid summer burns when temperatures rise

    Thursday, July 13 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-07-14 02:22:48 GMT
    Dr. John Griswold is the Medical Director of the Timothy J. Harner Burn Unit at UMC (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. John Griswold is the Medical Director of the Timothy J. Harner Burn Unit at UMC (Source: KCBD Video)

    Don't be fooled by "cooler weather" when our triple-digit temperatures fall back into the low 90s. The summer heat can still leave serious burn marks, especially on unsuspecting children.

    Don't be fooled by "cooler weather" when our triple-digit temperatures fall back into the low 90s. The summer heat can still leave serious burn marks, especially on unsuspecting children.

  • Protection from Summer Eye Injuries

    Protection from Summer Eye Injuries

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:07:03 GMT
    Source: KCBDSource: KCBD

    Do you wear sunglasses to shade your eyes or to protect them from the sun? Dr. David Boothe, an Opthalmologist with Covenant Health Partners, says the difference is significant. Because, for true protection from the sun, you need to know that your sunglasses were made with a certain level of UV or ultraviolet protection.

    Do you wear sunglasses to shade your eyes or to protect them from the sun? Dr. David Boothe, an Opthalmologist with Covenant Health Partners, says the difference is significant. Because, for true protection from the sun, you need to know that your sunglasses were made with a certain level of UV or ultraviolet protection.

  • The Truth About Vitamin D

    The Truth About Vitamin D

    Friday, July 7 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-07-07 22:43:46 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    We can get lots of vitamin D from the sun to help the body absorb calcium and to reduce inflammation among other things.

    We can get lots of vitamin D from the sun to help the body absorb calcium and to reduce inflammation among other things.

  • Gene Therapy at TTU Linking Help for Diabetes and Heart Disease

    Gene Therapy at TTU Linking Help for Diabetes and Heart Disease

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-07-07 02:49:51 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    A research team at Texas Tech is working on a new theory that could ultimately change the way diabetes is treated and could in the process pave the way for better treatment of heart disease as well.

    A research team at Texas Tech is working on a new theory that could ultimately change the way diabetes is treated and could in the process pave the way for better treatment of heart disease as well.

  • Smart Pill Bottle can help patients take their meds on time

    Smart Pill Bottle can help patients take their meds on time

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:17:51 GMT
    Provided by AdheretechProvided by Adheretech

    One of the biggest challenges for health care providers today is getting patients to take the right medication and the right dose at the right time.

    One of the biggest challenges for health care providers today is getting patients to take the right medication and the right dose at the right time.

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    CMN: Shallowater teen, Rodie Fuqua, thankful for UMC and CMN

    CMN: Shallowater teen, Rodie Fuqua, thankful for UMC and CMN

    Sunday, June 5 2016 5:01 PM EDT2016-06-05 21:01:21 GMT

    If you have kids, you may have taken a trip to the hospital once or twice, for broken bones. But, for 15-year-old Rodie Fuqua, the broken bone was just the beginning.

    If you have kids, you may have taken a trip to the hospital once or twice, for broken bones. But, for 15-year-old Rodie Fuqua, the broken bone was just the beginning.

  • Early diagnosis and treatment for children with migraines

    Early diagnosis and treatment for children with migraines

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-06-14 04:03:06 GMT
    Dr. K.J. Oommen, Neurologist with Covenant Medical Group (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. K.J. Oommen, Neurologist with Covenant Medical Group (Source: KCBD Video)

    As many as one in 10 children end up with a migraine headache at some point before age 17.

    As many as one in 10 children end up with a migraine headache at some point before age 17.

  • TTU researchers beginning Zika study that could help the entire state

    TTU researchers beginning Zika study that could help the entire state

    Thursday, June 8 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-06-08 23:57:38 GMT
    Dr. Steve Presley, director of the Biological Threat Research Lab at Texas Tech (source: KCBD video)Dr. Steve Presley, director of the Biological Threat Research Lab at Texas Tech (source: KCBD video)

    A team at Texas Tech is conducting a critical research study to fight the spread of the Zika virus.

    A team at Texas Tech is conducting a critical research study to fight the spread of the Zika virus.

  • What bacteria are breeding on your phone?

    What bacteria are breeding on your phone?

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-05-24 12:42:38 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)

    Think about all the places you take your phone. It goes everywhere with you, and we mean everywhere. And you always wash your hands, right? But, what about your phone?

    Think about all the places you take your phone. It goes everywhere with you, and we mean everywhere. And you always wash your hands, right? But, what about your phone?

  • When to seek treatment for the Postpartum Blues

    When to seek treatment for the Postpartum Blues

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-05-23 04:20:08 GMT
    Dr. David Blann (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. David Blann (Source: KCBD Video)

    Ten to 15 percent of women will experience postpartum depression after childbirth, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    Ten to 15 percent of women will experience postpartum depression after childbirth, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

  • Consumer Reports lists top-rated sunscreens

    Consumer Reports lists top-rated sunscreens

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:56:59 GMT
    Source: KCBDSource: KCBD

    This is the time of year to stock up on a new supply of sunscreen, but remember, the SPF number on the bottle may be misleading.

    This is the time of year to stock up on a new supply of sunscreen, but remember, the SPF number on the bottle may be misleading.

  • New heart procedure gives new option to those too weak for surgery

    New heart procedure gives new option to those too weak for surgery

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:46:03 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    If a heart emergency is complicated with multiple blockages, the solution is normally bypass surgery. But what happens if those patients are even too sick for surgery?

    If a heart emergency is complicated with multiple blockages, the solution is normally bypass surgery. But what happens if those patients are even too sick for surgery?

  • Step Out to stop diabetes

    Step Out to stop diabetes

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:51:04 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    "There are 120,000 people in Lubbock County with diabetes and pre-diabetes. That is enough to fill Jones A&T Stadium twice."

    "There are 120,000 people in Lubbock County with diabetes and pre-diabetes. That is enough to fill Jones A&T Stadium twice."

  • Early introduction may prevent allergies in children

    Early introduction may prevent allergies in children

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:23:24 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    New studies are changing the way we think about peanuts and when they should be introduced to a child.

    New studies are changing the way we think about peanuts and when they should be introduced to a child.

  • When to see a specialist about pain in your hands

    When to see a specialist about pain in your hands

    Thursday, May 11 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-05-11 20:15:51 GMT
    Dr. Brendan Mackay (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Brendan Mackay (Source: KCBD Video)

    A broken bone doesn't always mean that just the bone is broken. Often, patients suffer tissue damage as well.

    A broken bone doesn't always mean that just the bone is broken. Often, patients suffer tissue damage as well.

  • Clues to help spot mental illness in kids

    Clues to help spot mental illness in kids

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-05-10 01:33:48 GMT
    Dr. Chandra Lasley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Covenant Horizons Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Chandra Lasley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Covenant Horizons Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (Source: KCBD Video)

    It's estimated that 1 in 5 children will experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health problem before age 18.

    It's estimated that 1 in 5 children will experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health problem before age 18.

  • Red flags to help spot childhood cancer

    Red flags to help spot childhood cancer

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:18:13 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Fifty years ago, the survival for childhood cancer was just 10 percent. Today it's nearly 90 percent.

    Fifty years ago, the survival for childhood cancer was just 10 percent. Today it's nearly 90 percent.

  • Following up with Jordan Robison about her battle with Cystic Fibrosis

    Following up with Jordan Robison about her battle with Cystic Fibrosis

    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:25:37 GMT
    Jordan Robison (Source: KCBD Video)Jordan Robison (Source: KCBD Video)

    Jordan has learned to manage her disease and enjoy an active lifestyle by combining lifesaving breathing treatments with a nightly feeding tube and daily good nutrition.

    Jordan has learned to manage her disease and enjoy an active lifestyle by combining lifesaving breathing treatments with a nightly feeding tube and daily good nutrition.

  • Covenant Children's welcomes Sanchez Quadruplets

    Covenant Children's welcomes Sanchez Quadruplets

    Thursday, May 4 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-05-04 04:04:40 GMT
    Provided by Covenant Children'sProvided by Covenant Children's

    Covenant Children's welcomed quadruplets born to Donavin and Cassie Sanchez of Lovington, NM on Wednesday. Born at 30 weeks, the two boys and two girls are healthy and being cared for in the Covenant Children's neonatal intensive care unit.

    Covenant Children's welcomed quadruplets born to Donavin and Cassie Sanchez of Lovington, NM on Wednesday. Born at 30 weeks, the two boys and two girls are healthy and being cared for in the Covenant Children's neonatal intensive care unit.

  • New advances in stroke treatment

    New advances in stroke treatment

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-05-03 02:28:01 GMT
    ACE Clot ExtractionACE Clot Extraction

    Dr. Thomas Windisch is an Interventional Neuroradiologist at Covenant Health. He says new devices are allowing doctors to extend that clock in some cases.

    Dr. Thomas Windisch is an Interventional Neuroradiologist at Covenant Health. He says new devices are allowing doctors to extend that clock in some cases.

  • Google wants you to join Project Baseline

    Google wants you to join Project Baseline

    Monday, May 1 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-05-02 02:49:03 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    Stanford, Duke and Verily, a Google Life Science Company, are joining forces with Google to look for 10,000 Americans of all ages and backgrounds who are willing to share their personal health data.

    Stanford, Duke and Verily, a Google Life Science Company, are joining forces with Google to look for 10,000 Americans of all ages and backgrounds who are willing to share their personal health data.

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ENT Residency Program approved

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ENT Residency Program approved

    Monday, May 1 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-05-01 19:59:57 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    "With a residency program, our department will be equipped to provide a better education and better health care," Cordero said. "This provides our community better care because there will be more access to physicians. We will have the ability to see more patients in the long run."

    "With a residency program, our department will be equipped to provide a better education and better health care," Cordero said. "This provides our community better care because there will be more access to physicians. We will have the ability to see more patients in the long run."

  • Emotional abuse as damaging as physical abuse to a child

    Emotional abuse as damaging as physical abuse to a child

    Friday, April 28 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-04-28 19:08:05 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    "Sticks and stones will break my bones, But words will never hurt me." Dr. Patti Patterson says this about that adage, "That’s absolutely not true. When it comes to children, emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse." 

    "Sticks and stones will break my bones, But words will never hurt me." Dr. Patti Patterson says this about that adage, "That’s absolutely not true. When it comes to children, emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse." 

  • Spring Health & Wellness Fair this Saturday

    Spring Health & Wellness Fair this Saturday

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-04-26 02:17:13 GMT

    Free health and wellness screenings will be available on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Optimist Boys and Girls club at 3301 Cornell.

    Free health and wellness screenings will be available on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Optimist Boys and Girls club at 3301 Cornell.

  • FDA issues warning about bogus cancer treatments

    FDA issues warning about bogus cancer treatments

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:56:52 GMT
    Source: FDA LogoSource: FDA Logo

    Federal authorities are cracking down on businesses that advertise bogus cancer treatments.

    Federal authorities are cracking down on businesses that advertise bogus cancer treatments.

  • Clearing up confusion about prostate cancer screening

    Clearing up confusion about prostate cancer screening

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-04-25 02:40:57 GMT
    Dr. Brian Nicholson, Urologist at Covenant Health (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Brian Nicholson, Urologist at Covenant Health (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Nicholson says PSA is still a great way to find prostate cancer early when it is curable. Don't ignore an opportunity to talk to your doctor...

    Dr. Nicholson says PSA is still a great way to find prostate cancer early when it is curable. Don't ignore an opportunity to talk to your doctor...

  • Mumps cases on the rise in Texas

    Mumps cases on the rise in Texas

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:39:07 GMT
    Dr. Fatma Levent, an Infectious Disease Specialist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Fatma Levent, an Infectious Disease Specialist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    The CDC says from year to year, the number of mumps cases can range from 200 to a couple thousand, but already this year, nearly 2,000 have been reported, with more than 200 cases in Texas.

    The CDC says from year to year, the number of mumps cases can range from 200 to a couple thousand, but already this year, nearly 2,000 have been reported, with more than 200 cases in Texas.

  • New device approved by the FDA for cluster headaches

    New device approved by the FDA for cluster headaches

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-04-20 03:26:35 GMT

    People who suffer from cluster headaches could soon get relief from a handheld nerve stimulator. It's called GammaCore and it was approved today by the FDA. 

    People who suffer from cluster headaches could soon get relief from a handheld nerve stimulator. It's called GammaCore and it was approved today by the FDA. 

  • Karin McCay receives Mary Ann Edwards Professional Communicator Award

    Karin McCay receives Mary Ann Edwards Professional Communicator Award

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:24:58 GMT
    Karin McCay honored by the Assocation for Women in Communication on Tuesday (Source: KCBD Video)Karin McCay honored by the Assocation for Women in Communication on Tuesday (Source: KCBD Video)

    Our very own Karin McCay received the Mary Ann Edwards Professional Communicator Award on Tuesday. Congratulations, Karin!

    Our very own Karin McCay received the Mary Ann Edwards Professional Communicator Award on Tuesday. Congratulations, Karin!

  • Covenant Medical Center Re-certified as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

    Covenant Medical Center Re-certified as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-04-12 19:53:07 GMT
    Provided by Covenant HealthProvided by Covenant Health

    Covenant Health announced that it has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

    Covenant Health announced that it has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

  • Covenant Health wound care experts earn national, regional recognition

    Covenant Health wound care experts earn national, regional recognition

    Monday, April 10 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-04-10 20:08:32 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    The Covenant Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine has been honored as a Wound Care Center® of the Year by Healogics, Inc.

    The Covenant Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine has been honored as a Wound Care Center® of the Year by Healogics, Inc.

  • Dermatologist Explains Mohs Surgery

    Dermatologist Explains Mohs Surgery

    Friday, April 7 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-04-08 00:09:09 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Rather than removing skin cancer with a big chunk of skin around it to be safe that the cancer has not spread, there is another option.

    Rather than removing skin cancer with a big chunk of skin around it to be safe that the cancer has not spread, there is another option.

  • Glaxo-Smith-Kline recalling albuterol inhalers

    Glaxo-Smith-Kline recalling albuterol inhalers

    Friday, April 7 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-04-07 20:51:46 GMT
    Source: FDA LogoSource: FDA Logo

    A warning for people who use certain kinds of asthma inhalers: some may not deliver the right amount of medication.

    A warning for people who use certain kinds of asthma inhalers: some may not deliver the right amount of medication.

  • No Wound is Too Small if it Lingers

    No Wound is Too Small if it Lingers

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-04-04 04:10:18 GMT
    Dr. Jesus Hidalgo (Source: KCBD)Dr. Jesus Hidalgo (Source: KCBD)

    There are approximately 160,000 amputations every year in this country. Half of those procedures come to patients with diabetes. Dr. Jesus Hidalgo, an Advanced Wound Care Specialist at the Wound Care Center at Covenant Health, says it's a common misconception that wounds will eventually heal on their own.

    There are approximately 160,000 amputations every year in this country. Half of those procedures come to patients with diabetes. Dr. Jesus Hidalgo, an Advanced Wound Care Specialist at the Wound Care Center at Covenant Health, says it's a common misconception that wounds will eventually heal on their own.

  • Preventing kidney trouble with Dr. Sharma Prabhakar

    Preventing kidney trouble with Dr. Sharma Prabhakar

    Thursday, March 30 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-03-31 02:43:12 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    It's estimated that there are about 46 million people with kidney disease and according to Dr. Sharma Prabhakar, a nephrologist, most progress to kidney failure.

    It's estimated that there are about 46 million people with kidney disease and according to Dr. Sharma Prabhakar, a nephrologist, most progress to kidney failure.

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    CMN: Lubbock teen graduates HS while battling leukemia

    CMN: Lubbock teen graduates HS while battling leukemia

    Saturday, June 4 2016 10:32 PM EDT2016-06-05 02:32:16 GMT
    Preston Gilmore (Source: KCBD Video)Preston Gilmore (Source: KCBD Video)

    To Preston Gilmore, Coronado High School basketball coached him how to reach his goals.

    To Preston Gilmore, Coronado High School basketball coached him how to reach his goals.

  • Poison Prevention Points to Colorful Problem

    Poison Prevention Points to Colorful Problem

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:10:37 GMT
    Poison Help number (Source: Facebook Graphic)Poison Help number (Source: Facebook Graphic)

    This week is poison prevention week, timed to coincide with the start of spring to remind families of the hazards that can sneak into spring cleaning and other projects. 

    This week is poison prevention week, timed to coincide with the start of spring to remind families of the hazards that can sneak into spring cleaning and other projects. 

  • New Songs to Sing through CPR

    New Songs to Sing through CPR

    Monday, March 20 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-03-21 03:13:28 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    You've probably heard that 'hands-only CPR' is recommended to the beat of the hit song "Staying Alive" to get the right rhythm for that life-saving effort. But what if you never liked that Bee Gees song or even heard of it? Now, New York Presbyterian Hospital has compiled a list of songs for every generation to help yo through hands-only CPR including "rock your body" by Justin Timberlake. 

    You've probably heard that 'hands-only CPR' is recommended to the beat of the hit song "Staying Alive" to get the right rhythm for that life-saving effort. But what if you never liked that Bee Gees song or even heard of it? Now, New York Presbyterian Hospital has compiled a list of songs for every generation to help yo through hands-only CPR including "rock your body" by Justin Timberlake. 

  • Obesity blamed for more frequent hip and knee replacements

    Obesity blamed for more frequent hip and knee replacements

    Friday, March 17 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-03-17 17:34:26 GMT
    Dr. Jordan Simpson (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Jordan Simpson (Source: KCBD Video)

    Just as our cars run down and need replacement parts, so do hip and knee replacement parts.

    Just as our cars run down and need replacement parts, so do hip and knee replacement parts.

  • Dr. Richard Lampe offers tips to avoid travel sickness

    Dr. Richard Lampe offers tips to avoid travel sickness

    Friday, March 10 2017 12:21 AM EST2017-03-10 05:21:44 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    With Spring Break coming up next week, you may be packing for a road trip and hoping that someone in the family doesn't get car sick.

    With Spring Break coming up next week, you may be packing for a road trip and hoping that someone in the family doesn't get car sick.

  • Narcolepsy, not what you see in movies

    Narcolepsy, not what you see in movies

    Monday, March 6 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-03-07 03:31:33 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Narcolepsy is a chemical imbalance in the brain that can make someone fall asleep when it's inappropriate. Movies can make it look funny, but it's a debilitating condition that can affect jobs and relationships.

    Narcolepsy is a chemical imbalance in the brain that can make someone fall asleep when it's inappropriate. Movies can make it look funny, but it's a debilitating condition that can affect jobs and relationships.

  • HEALTHWISE: A new treatment for dust allergies

    HEALTHWISE: A new treatment for dust allergies

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-03-03 04:36:25 GMT
    Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)

    About 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites. Those annoying little critters collect in the home, especially in mattresses and bedding, because they feed off the skin we shed.

    About 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites. Those annoying little critters collect in the home, especially in mattresses and bedding, because they feed off the skin we shed.

  • New grant helping TTUHSC fight childhood cancer

    New grant helping TTUHSC fight childhood cancer

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-02-28 05:14:02 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    If your child has cancer you're going to be looking for any clinical trials that might offer the best treatment option, and a new grant at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is offering help.

    If your child has cancer you're going to be looking for any clinical trials that might offer the best treatment option, and a new grant at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is offering help.

  • New heart stent dissolves in 2 years

    New heart stent dissolves in 2 years

    Friday, February 17 2017 4:51 PM EST2017-02-17 21:51:00 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    For the estimated 13 million Americans with blood vessels that are blocked, there is a new option to open up those clogged vessels without surgery.

    For the estimated 13 million Americans with blood vessels that are blocked, there is a new option to open up those clogged vessels without surgery.

  • Zumwalt offers tips for a healthy heart

    Zumwalt offers tips for a healthy heart

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-02-16 03:31:23 GMT
    Dr. Mimi Zumwalt, Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Mimi Zumwalt, Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    February is all about the heart and what can make it stronger.

    February is all about the heart and what can make it stronger.

  • Covenant offering free colonoscopy clinic

    Covenant offering free colonoscopy clinic

    Monday, February 13 2017 10:43 PM EST2017-02-14 03:43:41 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Covenant Health System is planning a free Colonoscopy Clinic. More than a dozen local doctors are volunteering their time for this free screening, targeting those without access to medical care.

    Covenant Health System is planning a free Colonoscopy Clinic. More than a dozen local doctors are volunteering their time for this free screening, targeting those without access to medical care.

  • Not too late for a flu shot as illness sweeps through Lubbock schools

    Not too late for a flu shot as illness sweeps through Lubbock schools

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-02-10 04:43:56 GMT
    Dr. Fatma Levent, infectious disease specialist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Fatma Levent, infectious disease specialist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Fatma Levent, an infectious disease specialist and Texas Tech Physician, says there are multiple viruses circulating right now, along with strep throat.

    Dr. Fatma Levent, an infectious disease specialist and Texas Tech Physician, says there are multiple viruses circulating right now, along with strep throat.

  • Learn to save a life this weekend with hands-only CPR

    Learn to save a life this weekend with hands-only CPR

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 11:28 PM EST2017-02-09 04:28:24 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Since Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of Texans with four out of five cardiac arrests occurring at home, you have an opportunity to learn how to save a life this weekend.

    Since Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of Texans with four out of five cardiac arrests occurring at home, you have an opportunity to learn how to save a life this weekend.

  • Amigos hosting free health fair, Feb. 11

    Amigos hosting free health fair, Feb. 11

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 4:14 PM EST2017-02-08 21:14:26 GMT
    Provided by The United FamilyProvided by The United Family

    Amigos will host its semi-annual health fair at two stores in the Lubbock-area this Saturday, Feb. 11.

    Amigos will host its semi-annual health fair at two stores in the Lubbock-area this Saturday, Feb. 11.

  • The Isle at Raider Ranch hosting heart health seminar, Feb. 16

    The Isle at Raider Ranch hosting heart health seminar, Feb. 16

    Friday, February 3 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-02-03 22:36:42 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    The luncheon/presentation will take place on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Attendees will be instructed on seven tips for a healthy heart.

    The luncheon/presentation will take place on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Attendees will be instructed on seven tips for a healthy heart.

  • Recognizing symptoms of a heart attack

    Recognizing symptoms of a heart attack

    Thursday, February 2 2017 10:12 PM EST2017-02-03 03:12:49 GMT
    Dr. Scott Shurmur, cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Scott Shurmur, cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Scott Shurmur, a cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician, says there are several reasons why people delay getting emergency treatment for a heart attack. He says many mistake their symptoms for indigestion.

    Dr. Scott Shurmur, a cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician, says there are several reasons why people delay getting emergency treatment for a heart attack. He says many mistake their symptoms for indigestion.

  • The right way, and wrong way to treat burn injuries

    The right way, and wrong way to treat burn injuries

    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:13 PM EST2017-02-02 23:13:22 GMT
    Dr. John Griswold, a burn surgeon and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. John Griswold, a burn surgeon and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    Every time you check your smoke detector, that's a good time to remind everyone in the family of the best escape plan in case of fire.

    Every time you check your smoke detector, that's a good time to remind everyone in the family of the best escape plan in case of fire.

  • Using the eyes to treat traumatic stress

    Using the eyes to treat traumatic stress

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 8:28 PM EST2017-02-01 01:28:51 GMT
    Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)

    EMDR is used to help in treat patients after military combat, rape, sexual trauma, even some who have witnessed a traffic accident and can not shake the images.

    EMDR is used to help in treat patients after military combat, rape, sexual trauma, even some who have witnessed a traffic accident and can not shake the images.

  • Beware of supplements promising thyroid boost

    Beware of supplements promising thyroid boost

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 4:44 PM EST2017-01-31 21:44:54 GMT
    Dr. Anupa Patel, an Endocrinologist at Covenant (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Anupa Patel, an Endocrinologist at Covenant (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Anupa Patel, an Endocrinologist at Covenant, says it's important to consult your doctor first before taking any so-called thyroid boost.

    Dr. Anupa Patel, an Endocrinologist at Covenant, says it's important to consult your doctor first before taking any so-called thyroid boost.

  • President's Prescription: Remember family health for the holidays

    President's Prescription: Remember family health for the holidays

    Friday, December 23 2016 10:06 PM EST2016-12-24 03:06:10 GMT
    Dr. Tedd MitchellDr. Tedd Mitchell

    Whether you completed most of your holiday shopping in June or plan to do it at the last minute, you may want to consider your family's health when checking your list twice.

    Whether you completed most of your holiday shopping in June or plan to do it at the last minute, you may want to consider your family's health when checking your list twice.

  • President's Prescription: Tips for camping

    President's Prescription: Tips for camping

    Monday, August 29 2016 12:10 AM EDT2016-08-29 04:10:28 GMT
    Source: KCBDSource: KCBD

    No matter what time of year camping is a great way to see nature and spend time together outdoors. 

    No matter what time of year camping is a great way to see nature and spend time together outdoors. 

  • President's Prescription: Get the most from your sunscreen

    President's Prescription: Get the most from your sunscreen

    Monday, August 8 2016 5:52 PM EDT2016-08-08 21:52:14 GMT
    Source: KCBDSource: KCBD

    The American Cancer Society warns us that sun exposure can lead to skin cancer, which is why we should be pro-active and wear sunscreen to help avoid that risk.  

    The American Cancer Society warns us that sun exposure can lead to skin cancer, which is why we should be pro-active and wear sunscreen to help avoid that risk.  

  • President's Prescription: Picky eaters

    President's Prescription: Picky eaters

    Sunday, July 31 2016 11:21 PM EDT2016-08-01 03:21:02 GMT
    Dr. Tedd Mitchell (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Tedd Mitchell (Source: KCBD Video)

    Getting your child to eat his or her fruits and vegetables — or anything besides chicken nuggets — can sometimes be a challenge. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell tells us how to avoid struggles at the dinner table.

    Getting your child to eat his or her fruits and vegetables — or anything besides chicken nuggets — can sometimes be a challenge. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell tells us how to avoid struggles at the dinner table.

  • President's Prescription: Healthy ways to indulge a sweet tooth

    President's Prescription: Healthy ways to indulge a sweet tooth

    Sunday, July 17 2016 8:40 PM EDT2016-07-18 00:40:03 GMT
    Dr. Tedd Mitchell (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Tedd Mitchell (Source: KCBD Video)

    Many of your favorite recipes could actually be healthier with a few simple ingredient swaps.

    Many of your favorite recipes could actually be healthier with a few simple ingredient swaps.

  • CMN 2016

    CMN: Isaac Ibarra survives deadly respiratory condition thanks to CMN

    CMN: Isaac Ibarra survives deadly respiratory condition thanks to CMN

    Saturday, June 4 2016 9:13 PM EDT2016-06-05 01:13:51 GMT
    Provided by Ibarra familyProvided by Ibarra family

    During the day, Isaac Ibarra seemed like an energetic 5-year-old boy. During the night, he would lie down and his parents would worry.

    During the day, Isaac Ibarra seemed like an energetic 5-year-old boy. During the night, he would lie down and his parents would worry.

  • CMN 2016

    CMN: 15-year-old Adia Sipowicz fighting battle against scoliosis

    CMN: 15-year-old Adia Sipowicz fighting battle against scoliosis

    Saturday, June 4 2016 9:44 PM EDT2016-06-05 01:44:25 GMT

    For 15 year-old Adia Sipowicz, the diagnosis meant more than just observation of her spine.

    For 15 year-old Adia Sipowicz, the diagnosis meant more than just observation of her spine.

  • CMN: Hawkins family adjusting to life with spontaneous triplets

    CMN: Hawkins family adjusting to life with spontaneous triplets

    Friday, June 3 2016 6:48 PM EDT2016-06-03 22:48:00 GMT
    (Source: The Hawkins' Family)(Source: The Hawkins' Family)

    A quick trip to the grocery store for the Hawkins family is never really that quick.

    A quick trip to the grocery store for the Hawkins family is never really that quick.

  • President's Prescription: Stretching

    President's Prescription: Stretching

    Sunday, April 17 2016 11:26 PM EDT2016-04-18 03:26:53 GMT
    Sunday, April 17 2016 11:26 PM EDT2016-04-18 03:26:53 GMT
    Source: KCBD File PhotoSource: KCBD File Photo

    During exercise, most folks get concerned with the number of calories they burn or miles they run. But what about your flexibility?

    During exercise, most folks get concerned with the number of calories they burn or miles they run. But what about your flexibility?

  • President's Prescription : Understanding Scarlet Fever

    President's Prescription : Understanding Scarlet Fever

    Friday, February 26 2016 10:32 PM EST2016-02-27 03:32:17 GMT
    Sunday, February 28 2016 11:23 PM EST2016-02-29 04:23:24 GMT

    A lot of folks think of scarlet fever as something in the history books that we don't have to worry about anymore. 

    A lot of folks think of scarlet fever as something in the history books that we don't have to worry about anymore. 

  • Hidden Sugar in Seemingly Healthy Food

    Hidden Sugar in Seemingly Healthy Food

    Friday, February 19 2016 11:59 PM EST2016-02-20 04:59:45 GMT
    Sunday, February 21 2016 11:27 PM EST2016-02-22 04:27:19 GMT

    You might want to take another look at your pantry, because a lot of stuff we buy because it seems healthy, bus has an unexpected heap of sugar.   

    You might want to take another look at your pantry, because a lot of stuff we buy because it seems healthy, bus has an unexpected heap of sugar.   

  • President's Prescription: Diagnosing mental illness

    President's Prescription: Diagnosing mental illness

    Monday, October 5 2015 10:20 AM EDT2015-10-05 14:20:20 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 10:20 AM EDT2015-10-05 14:20:20 GMT
    A diagnosis of a serious mental illness can be very challenging, both for a patient as well as their loved ones.
    A diagnosis of a serious mental illness can be very challenging, both for a patient as well as their loved ones.
  • President's Prescription: Treating bladder control problems in men and women

    President's Prescription: Treating bladder control problems in men and women

    Monday, September 28 2015 5:23 PM EDT2015-09-28 21:23:49 GMT
    Monday, September 28 2015 5:23 PM EDT2015-09-28 21:23:49 GMT
    The symptoms of incontinence are similar in men and women, but did you know, the treatments are not.
    The symptoms of incontinence are similar in men and women, but did you know, the treatments are not.
  • President's Prescription: Preventing injuries on the field

    President's Prescription: Preventing injuries on the field

    Monday, September 14 2015 4:32 PM EDT2015-09-14 20:32:17 GMT
    Monday, September 14 2015 4:32 PM EDT2015-09-14 20:32:16 GMT
    Dr. Tedd MitchellDr. Tedd Mitchell
    When we're watching our favorite sports team, and it doesn't matter if it's professional sports or collegiate sports or just some kids' playing ball, it's not uncommon to see a truly cringe-worthy hit, or fall or tumble or collision on a court or on a field.
    When we're watching our favorite sports team, and it doesn't matter if it's professional sports or collegiate sports or just some kids' playing ball, it's not uncommon to see a truly cringe-worthy hit, or fall or tumble or collision on a court or on a field.
  • President's Prescription: Getting Fit Online

    President's Prescription: Getting Fit Online

    The Internet makes it possible to keep up with those who would otherwise be long-lost friends and family, learn new things and work faster. But, what about all of these new online subscriptions for getting healthier? Dr. Tedd Mitchell takes a look at getting fit online. 
    The Internet makes it possible to keep up with those who would otherwise be long-lost friends and family, learn new things and work faster. But, what about all of these new online subscriptions for getting healthier? Dr. Tedd Mitchell takes a look at getting fit online. 
  • President's Prescription: Health Myths Debunked

    President's Prescription: Health Myths Debunked

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 6:06 PM EDT2015-07-08 22:06:52 GMT
    Wednesday, July 8 2015 6:13 PM EDT2015-07-08 22:13:53 GMT
    How much water do you need to drink each day? Do dairy products actually exacerbate cold symptoms? There are a lot of health myths that folks think are true when in fact there’s no scientific evidence to support them. Let’s talk about a few of the most common.
    How much water do you need to drink each day? Do dairy products actually exacerbate cold symptoms? There are a lot of health myths that folks think are true when in fact there’s no scientific evidence to support them. Let’s talk about a few of the most common.
  • President's Prescription: Hair Loss

    President's Prescription: Hair Loss

    For many, thick, lustrous hair is not only the fashion, but it actually represents their youth, and hair loss is an unacceptable indication of age. In fact, hair restoration is a business worth a lot of money, as Americans remain desperate to hold onto their locks. Here with the truth about which methods work is Dr. Tedd Mitchell
    For many, thick, lustrous hair is not only the fashion, but it actually represents their youth, and hair loss is an unacceptable indication of age. In fact, hair restoration is a business worth a lot of money, as Americans remain desperate to hold onto their locks. Here with the truth about which methods work is Dr. Tedd Mitchell
  • President's Prescription: Summer Footwear

    President's Prescription: Summer Footwear

    It seems like summer and sandals go hand in hand. Flip flops at the pool and wedge sandals at barbecues may be appealing in the warm weather, but doctors warn that not all sandals have the support your feet need, and some may actually be damaging your feet and legs.
    It seems like summer and sandals go hand in hand. Flip flops at the pool and wedge sandals at barbecues may be appealing in the warm weather, but doctors warn that not all sandals have the support your feet need, and some may actually be damaging your feet and legs.
  • President's Prescription: CMN Making a Difference

    President's Prescription: CMN Making a Difference

    What a great weekend this has been! On this station, we have celebrated the Children's Miracle Network, an important fundraiser that comes together every year on the weekend after Memorial Day.
    What a great weekend this has been! On this station, we have celebrated the Children's Miracle Network, an important fundraiser that comes together every year on the weekend after Memorial Day.
  • President's Prescription: Sun Exposure

    President's Prescription: Sun Exposure

    Friday, May 15 2015 4:14 PM EDT2015-05-15 20:14:38 GMT
    After our treacherous winter, the sun is shining, kids are outside and it's tempting to soak up as much of those rays as possible. But is the time in the sun worth it? This week, Dr. Mitchell reminds us to be sun safe in this warmer weather.
    After our treacherous winter, the sun is shining, kids are outside and it's tempting to soak up as much of those rays as possible. But is the time in the sun worth it? This week, Dr. Mitchell reminds us to be sun safe in this warmer weather.
  • President's Prescription: Be More Productive

    President's Prescription: Be More Productive

    Friday, May 8 2015 4:09 PM EDT2015-05-08 20:09:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 10 2015 11:30 PM EDT2015-05-11 03:30:19 GMT
    Sometimes it seem like the whole day passes, and while you have been incredibly busy, nothing has been done. How can you get the most out of your day and cross more items off your to-do list? Dr. Tedd Mitchell has the answer.
    Sometimes it seem like the whole day passes, and while you have been incredibly busy, nothing has been done. How can you get the most out of your day and cross more items off your to-do list? Dr. Tedd Mitchell has the answer.
  • President's Prescription: Soda and Your Health

    President's Prescription: Soda and Your Health

    Friday, May 1 2015 6:52 PM EDT2015-05-01 22:52:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 3 2015 11:35 PM EDT2015-05-04 03:35:58 GMT
    Now when we were growing up, sodas were something that you had as a weekend treat. But today more and more people consume them on a daily basis. So just what are the problems related to sodas?
    Now when we were growing up, sodas were something that you had as a weekend treat. But today more and more people consume them on a daily basis. So just what are the problems related to sodas?
  • President's Prescription: Is weight loss surgery worth the risk?

    President's Prescription: Is weight loss surgery worth the risk?

    Monday, April 27 2015 9:14 AM EDT2015-04-27 13:14:30 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2015 9:14 AM EDT2015-04-27 13:14:31 GMT
    Dr. Tedd L. MitchellDr. Tedd L. Mitchell
    For many obese patients, losing weight can seem really problematic. For them, even the prospect of losing weight can be really daunting.
    For many obese patients, losing weight can seem really problematic. For them, even the prospect of losing weight can be really daunting.
  • President's Prescription: Music and Your Health

    President's Prescription: Music and Your Health

    Friday, April 17 2015 10:32 PM EDT2015-04-18 02:32:50 GMT
    Tuesday, April 21 2015 4:14 PM EDT2015-04-21 20:14:12 GMT
     There's nothing better than listening to your favorite music to relax and relieve stress. But, did you know that those effects aren't just in your mind? In fact, this week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell explains all the surprising health benefits of your favorite tunes.
     There's nothing better than listening to your favorite music to relax and relieve stress. But, did you know that those effects aren't just in your mind? In fact, this week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell explains all the surprising health benefits of your favorite tunes.
  • President's Prescription: Cuts and Wounds

    President's Prescription: Cuts and Wounds

    Friday, April 3 2015 3:02 PM EDT2015-04-03 19:02:01 GMT
    It doesn't matter if you are shaving, working in the yard with tools, cooking or anything else. One wrong move and you can give yourself a nasty cut.
    It doesn't matter if you are shaving, working in the yard with tools, cooking or anything else. One wrong move and you can give yourself a nasty cut.
  • President's Prescription: Hearing

    President's Prescription: Hearing

    Sunday, March 22 2015 11:03 PM EDT2015-03-23 03:03:17 GMT
    Many of us will experience some degree of hearing loss as time goes by. ...
    Many of us will experience some degree of hearing loss as time goes by. ...
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